Ehor Boyanowsky Academic of the Year Award (CUFA BC)

This award recognizes a specific and recent outstanding contribution to the community through research or other scholarly activity by an individual or group at any stage of their career. To be considered for an award, nominees must be current members of a CUFA BC member faculty association (Royal Roads, SFU, UBC, UNBC, and UVic). For a group nomination, a majority of group members, including the primary researcher or leader, if there is one, must be current members of a CUFA BC member faculty association. An award recipient must be willing and able to attend the awards dinner and to make a brief presentation of their work. Travel expenses for award recipients will be paid by CUFA BC.

All forms of research and scholarly activity that contribute to the community beyond the academy are eligible for consideration. Examples of eligible contributions include:

  • developing an innovative idea, process or framework;
  • extending an idea, process or framework through novel applications;
  • promoting a field of knowledge to the public;
  • contributing to the understanding of public policy;
  • developing innovative systems to access research materials, etc.

Nomination package
Nominations for each of the awards must include the following information:

  • a completed Distinguished Academics Award nomination form available from the CUFA BC website;
  • an abbreviated curriculum vitae of the nominee(s). CVs may be no more than 20 pages (single-sided) or 10 pages (double-sided); and
  • two letters of reference, one of which must be from a person outside the university community who can comment on the contribution of the individual’s or group’s academic work to the community beyond the academy. These letters must specifically describe how the nominee(s) research or other scholarly activity has contributed to the community beyond the academy.
  • a letter of nomination specifically describing how the nominee(s) research or other scholarly activity has contributed to the community beyond the academy. The letter must refer to a specific and recent contribution.

Deadline: April 1, 2021

More information

The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) represents approximately 5,400 faculty members, lecturers, and professional librarians at British Columbia’s five research universities. These universities are Royal Roads University (RRU), Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), and University of Victoria (UVic).

Past IOF winners

Dr. William Cheung (2018)